Welcome to the Houston Zoo!

More Info


More Info


Barn Cam
Platform Cam

More Info




9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Last entry at 6:00 p.m.


Grizzly bears are off exhibit this week, through April 20.

The Water Play Park is now open for the season! It is open daily when the ambient temperature is above 70 degrees.

Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.

Special Activity Times

Giraffe Feeding Platform
Opens at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
May close due to weather conditions and giraffe participation

Naturally Wild Swap Shop
9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Closed on major holidays.

Tropical Bird House
Opens 10 a.m.; closes 5:00 p.m.

Reptile Building
Opens 10 a.m.

4-D Experience
Show times are approximate; please check the schedule on the day of your visit for exact times.

Monday through Friday

Great Escapes – Life in 4D: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
SpongeBob SquarePants – The Great Jelly Rescue: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30

Saturday and Sunday

Great Escapes – Life in 4D: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
SpongeBob SquarePants – The Great Jelly Rescue: 9:40, 10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 11:40,12:20, 12:40, 1:20, 1:40, 2:20, 2:40, 3:20, 3:40, 4:20, 4:40, 5:20, 5:40, 6:20

Getting Around the Zoo

Zoo Map
Need help getting around the Zoo?
Print this handy map and bring it
with you, or just take a look at it.
View the Zoo Map


Download Our Zoo App
Our digital tour guide to the zoo.
Get our app and take the zoo with you.

Getting to the Zoo

The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District. We have two entrances:

Our Main Entrance and parking lot is located at:

6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030

Our Medical Center Entrance, located on Cambridge Street across from Ben Taub Hospital, provides convenient dropoff, pickup and pedestrian access (There is no parking at this gate). This gate is open only on weekends and major holidays.

Make sure to check traffic maps before leaving for the Zoo. It’s a jungle out there.


Catch METRORail at the Fannin South Park & Ride lot (1604 West Bellfort between Knight and Fannin), or park in a Downtown parking lot, and head to the METRORail station.

Exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station (at Fannin and Sunset) or Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station (on Fannin between Cambridge and Ross Sterling).

A great reason to go green and ride METRO: save $2 off an adult admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your Q Card, METRO bus, or METRORail ticket at the Zoo admission booth!


Overflow Parking Map
Free parking is available in the Zoo’s main lot on Hermann Park Drive. Here is a map for overflow. Download Parking Map ›


Houston B-cycle

There is a Houston B-cycle bicycle station in Hermann Park outside the Zoo. Houston B-cycle is a “bike sharing” program that works as an additional transportation alternative for people living and visiting Houston. For more information visit the Houston B-cycle website.